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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Seaside Dreams

"Sea Fever" - John Masefield

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

Keep those dreams alive...


Ange of the North said...

Such gorgeous photos to brighten up a grey day! Thanks!

Southern Ange said...

You're welcome.

And this poem is one of my all time favourites. E was thrilled when he had to learn it for class. I know it is really about sailing, but I like to think of the ocean (and the beach) when I read it...reader's prerogative!

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